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  • Portfolio day

    Posted by Robin Bergen on December 2, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Hi, I would really like to know how you structure your portfolio day. I have been doing one but it is not as successful as I would like it to be. How do your students pick what they are going to work on. With everyone potentially working on something different what do you do as the teacher. How do you know what each student wants to work on? If they are struggling with the material how are you able to get to each student to help out with their misconceptions. So many questions but now that I have been doing it for a while I finally have them

    Kyle Pearce replied 2 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Kyle Pearce

    December 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Hi @RobinBergen!

    So happy to have you coming over from the online workshop to the academy!

    Portfolio days are something that is everchanging for us. 

    One thing that we do believe is that using standards based (or learning goal based) grading is essential to get specific enough so students know where they need to be focusing their attention. 

    For me, when I was in the classroom full time (just a couple years ago), I was using Google Sheets. @Jon is still in the classromo and has shifted over to Freshgrade to organize student portfolios.

    With my google sheet assessment portfolios, I would have a few questions related to each learning goal linked as a PDF for students to be able to access and work on based on their own needs. Keeping in mind that some students may need more direction than others…

    Do you mind sharing what your current portfolio days are structured like?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  Jon Orr.